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Eagles trying to regain home field advantage after eight straight losses

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How long has it been since the Eagles won a game at home?

Long enough that Andy Reid has tasted victory at Lincoln Financial Field more recently than the Eagles. When Reid’s Chiefs beat the Eagles in Philadelphia in Week Three, it extended the Eagles’ home losing streak to a franchise record-tying eight games. What’s more, the team hasn’t had a winning record on their home field since 2009, something that cornerback Cary Williams feels it is necessary for the team to change.

“I think it’s huge,” Williams said, via Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com. “It’s vital to win your home games. I know from years past, wherever I’ve been, we always focused on winning home games. You try to split on the road as best you can, but you play tough at home. You’ve got the crowd behind you. As a defense, that’s difficult for the opposing offense.”

This would be an ideal time for the Eagles to flip the script. They host the Cowboys and Giants in the next two weeks and starting a home winning streak would give them a significant leg up in the race for the NFC East as it would leave them at 5-3 halfway through the season and 4-0 in the division.

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  1. rugdaniels says: Oct 18, 2013 11:21 AM

    The new stadium priced out all the louts who made the old Veterans Stadium a hostile environment.

    What Eagles fans fail to realize is that attending a football game without having to worry about hearing foul language, getting a beer tossed you, or witnessing (or caught in the middle of ) a fight is the normal way to attend a sporting event.

    Not being able to bring a kid or your wife/girlfriend to game or not being able to wear another team’s jersey to the game should be shameful to a fan base, not a source of pride. But Philadelphia, so there you go.

  2. nfcbeastly says: Oct 18, 2013 11:21 AM

    Homefield advantage in the NFL is overrated anyway. Teams that play great on the road usually win superbowls (i.e. Giants, Packers).

  3. flavordave says: Oct 18, 2013 11:26 AM

    Now that Chip Kellys 11 headed offensive monster machine tour 2013 is revved up and churning out defensive bones, its clear to me and anyone reading this that the Cowboys are walking into a good ol fashion Texas buzzsaw YEEEEHAAAWWWWW!!!

    Eagles 42 Cowboys 27

  4. theseekeroffun says: Oct 18, 2013 11:32 AM

    Not going to happen.

  5. bdawkhit says: Oct 18, 2013 11:51 AM

    Expect a tight game, with Nomo giving it up at clutch time.

  6. bmorepositive123 says: Oct 18, 2013 11:59 AM

    If they go 5-3 at home this year then that means they win 5 more games… guaranteeing them an 8-8 record and guaranteeing them the amazing NFC East conference champions…

    The NFC East is the new NFC West

  7. shatho1 says: Oct 18, 2013 12:00 PM

    in your dreams flavordave! GO COWBOYS!!!

  8. newagerocker says: Oct 18, 2013 12:02 PM

    As an Eagles fan who lives an hour away and has the opportunity to go to all the home games. It would be nice to see a win after all of the time and effort it takes to actually get there and go home, not to mention the expense of the game. AND the ridiculous BS to actually get into the stadium. It takes 30-45 minutes just to get through the gate and you are made to feel like a criminal. The NFL has gone out of it way to ruin the game day experience. So that being said, if you don’t want me to sit home and watch it on my big screen, then maybe win a freakin game once in a while. Last year I had tickets and did not go to the Atlanta, Carolina and Ciny games at The Linc last year because the effort on the field was so poor I wasn’t going to waste an entire day and another $100 to be disappointed.

  9. broadstbully says: Oct 18, 2013 12:04 PM

    rugdaniels,

    I take it you’ve never visited the Linc.

  10. steelerben says: Oct 18, 2013 12:08 PM

    nfcbeastly says:
    Oct 18, 2013 11:21 AM
    Homefield advantage in the NFL is overrated anyway. Teams that play great on the road usually win superbowls (i.e. Giants, Packers).

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Playing well on the road is important for a successful championship run, but not at the expense of playing well at home. You can’t only play well on the road any more than you can only play well at home.

  11. drbob117 says: Oct 18, 2013 12:27 PM

    The game day atmosphere at the Linc is fine. The fans are loud, totally into the action and behind the Eagles. It only gets quiet when the other team takes the fans out of the game because the Eagles are playing so poorly, like the KC game last month. The reality is they haven’t played a competitive game in the place in over a year. The games against Cincy, Carolina, and Atlanta last year were absurd efforts, no fan could get excited or stay until the end of those games. If they play a decent game there, the fans will be as loud in the 4th quarter as any place in football. BTW, rugdaniels, you’re letting morons like Skip Bayless alter your opinion, the Linc is a totally safe place to watch a game these days, and I didn’t feel that way about the Vet. At the Linc, if a group of fans is acting up and someone in the section sends a text to security, it’s bye bye idiots.

  12. bobbyhoying says: Oct 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    As an Eagles fan living near the NFL’s worst team, I think they press more at home. The team just seems more relaxed on the road. However, Romo is the master of choke, and if the game is close, he will blow it. Whitten and Dez will have field day but so will Shady. Kelly actually seems to learn from his mistakes and is becoming a more competent game manager. With the problems on D for the Boys I think the Eagles could break the home jinx.

  13. junkfooddaddy says: Oct 18, 2013 12:35 PM

    The Eagles are 5-16 in their last 21 home games (incl playoff) and 11-10 in their last 21 road games. Homes teams win 57% of the time in the NFL. Something is really wrong at the Linc and going there you can almost feel it. The players don’t like the fans and the fans think the players are too selfish.

  14. derekjetersmansion says: Oct 18, 2013 12:45 PM

    Only reason is they don’t play D well enough. D lets up big plays, stadium is lifeless. No advantage.

  15. jnks10 says: Oct 18, 2013 12:52 PM

    junkfooddaddy says:
    Oct 18, 2013 12:35 PM
    The Eagles are 5-16 in their last 21 home games (incl playoff) and 11-10 in their last 21 road games. Homes teams win 57% of the time in the NFL. Something is really wrong at the Linc and going there you can almost feel it. The players don’t like the fans and the fans think the players are too selfish.

    ———

    I’ve seen some very very dumb things said on this website but are you serious? What player doesn’t like the fan and exactly what player do you think is selfish? I was going to comment on how terrible the first comment on here was and how out of touch with reality that guy is, but then I saw this comment.

  16. somekat says: Oct 18, 2013 12:53 PM

    bobbyhoying says: Oct 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    As an Eagles fan living near the NFL’s worst team, I think they press more at home. The team just seems more relaxed on the road. However, Romo is the master of choke, and if the game is close, he will blow it. Whitten and Dez will have field day but so will Shady. Kelly actually seems to learn from his mistakes and is becoming a more competent game manager. With the problems on D for the Boys I think the Eagles could break the home jinx

    _________________

    You are a Jags fan? The Eagles, while by no means a great, or even good team (The defense is just too awful to consider them a good team), they are nowhere near the worst team in football.

    Just off the top of my head, the Jags, Giants, Bucs and Raiders are clearly worse, and the Vikings, Bills and Steelers are probably worse. It’s going to be a few years before they contend, but they are not the worst. Wish they could figure out a way to lose a few more and get a top 5 pick for a QB (I like Foles, and think he should be starting, but don’t think he’s a franchise guy)

  17. fastspecv says: Oct 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    rugdaniels, I know what you mean. I’m a Cowboys fan who lives in the shadow of Philly. We’ve gone to three Dallas-Philly games and we’ve always worn our Cowboys jerseys without much of a problem until the last game we went too. People were throwing stuff at my wife, a girl tried taking a swing at her as well, I had a guy toss a beer bottle at me, and I had a groups little kids telling us to go die because we’re Cowboy fans. Now that my wife is 7 months pregnant we are leaving the colors at home just to not have to deal with the rejects there.

  18. drbob117 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:36 PM

    @fastspecv: Believe it or not, most Eagles fans don’t want to be associated with the 200 or so out of 70,000 fans who insist on acting like idiots. When you go to the Linc now , they have signs everywhere about how to text security if a group of fans in your section is a ‘problem’. They have cameras , so when they get those texts they can ID the clowns they want to boot before they even get there. The Eagles have also pulled season tix from people who have been ejected, and have made this a point of emphasis the last few years.

  19. jnks10 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:08 PM

    @drbob pretty good chance he made that all up. Not really sure when you ever passed a “group of little kids” at an NFL football game. Or the fact that they would upset you so much because they yelled at you for being a cowboys fan. I mean if that’s true then he has a lot more problems then going to eagles stadium in cowboys gear.

  20. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 19, 2013 1:51 PM

    Going to be nine in a row.

    eagle fans biggest haters in the NFL

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